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Friday, January 17, 2014

Visual Poetry in Dance

I haven't entered the Nonteam Treasury Challenge lately but this week I had some time and the inspiration item really grabbed me... a black and white photo of a woman gazing out a window longingly. I decided to make a story of a dancer's escape... is she defecting? Running away? It's up to the viewer to decide.

The challenge in making this was that you can't use two items by the same artist, so I had to find 15 different ballerinas that were by different artists but all matched...and pick the right postures and poses that would cohesively blend from one image to the next. I think I looked at every ballerina photo and painting on Etsy (at least the black and whites- hundreds of them!) but I finally got it just the way I wanted... full of movement and emotion and I hope poignant as well. I love the end, it's like magic- voila, she is free! A fellow artist on Etsy commented this is like a flip book- YES! Totally.

Each tile links to the shop it came from so if an artist interests you, by all means click and find their Etsy shop! Lots more good stuff where these came from. :)

'Charlotte's Escape Act'

dream - niahmj The Dancer Behind The Theater Fine Art Photo On Heavy Canvas (16x24) - jonvangilder Ballerina, Sepia - CheyStormPhotography Fine Art Photography Print, Ballerina in Black & White, 16 x 16 Print - Ballerina I - VanessaPaxton
original pastel painting from the ballet "swan lake" - DoningtonArt Sugar No. 1, 8x12 nutcracker ballet - clementseye Fine Art Photography Print, Russian Ballerina in Black & White, Performing the Dying Swan in St Petersburg, Russia. A4 (210mm x 297mm) - BambersImages Black Swan Ballerina Performance Ballet Dancer - Print of Original Watercolor 6 x 9 - Black Swan Natalie Portman Odile Odette - LauraLaurentSalon
Black and White Ballerina #3 - HeloBravo Maya Plisetskaya Russian Prima Ballerina Absoluta Portrait Photo Illustration Black and White Classic Print To Frame - SurrenderDorothy Dancer Flying Leap, 11x14 Photo - ElizabethZusev Abstract Ballet Print - Black Giclee Art Dancer Canvas Art Ballerina Wall Art - Pysar
White Morning vintage art PRINT, original graphite pencil drawing art, dancing girl, vintage girl print, fine print, home decor, Thubakabra - DrawingIllustration Drift Away:  8x10 fine art photography print - SqueekyChic Giclee Fine Art Print of Midnight, Original Figure Ballerina Portrait Oil Painting on Wood-16x20 - DanaLanzinoArt Charlotte - LilaPhotography